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"The Droeshout Portrait of Shakespeare with Ben Jonson's Inscription"
This is an original 1900 two-color lithograph of an engraving by Martin Droeshout that portrays English poet and playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616) that is accompanied by poem by Ben Jonson entitled, "To the Reader".
This 113+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. Some light surface rub. Small tear - right margin. Light water staining.
Period Paper is proud to present a collection of antique lithographs of all things Shakespeare, including scene from his plays, playbills, famous Shakespearean actors and actresses, and historic landmarks associated with his plays. This rare collection of lithographs are from the Connoisseur Edition, No. 389, which was published for private circulation in 1900. To continue browsing this collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph.
This piece was illustrated by Droeshout, Martin. There is no visible artist signature.